Fri.Feb 26, 2021

4 Contractor Do-It-Yourself Bookkeeping Flaws Exposed

Contractor Bookkeeping

As a construction business owner, you operate in a multi-faceted changing environment doing the impossible with limited time, money, and resources on every project, and soon as one is finished, another one is waiting for you. You are highly skilled, intelligent, and adaptable.

[VIDEO] Automated Drone Ties Rebar

Construction Equipment

SkyMul has announced its third prototype of SkyTy, the world’s first automated rebar tying aerial robot. According to a report in Suas News, the SkyTy system consists of a ground unit, a SkyTy mapper drone, and numerous worker drones. Each drone can land, tie, and take off regardless of the other

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Trailer Manufacturer Investing $18M In Ohio Expansion

Business Facilities

American Trailer World Corp. will create 249 jobs with a new production facility in Batavia Township in Southern Ohio. Read: Trailer Manufacturer Investing $18M In Ohio Expansion at

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COVID or Not, Prefabrication is Trending Up

Contractor Magazine

With advantages such as faster schedules, increased quality and less impact on the construction site and surrounding area, what’s not to like? Management / Project Management

You Can't Improve Construction Safety from Inside a Filing Cabinet

How mobile technology can mitigate risk, save money, and provide a competitive advantage.

Communication Solutions, LLC Expanding In Oklahoma

Business Facilities

Business-to-business and business-to-consumer call center services company Communication Solutions will locate its sixth location, create 250 jobs, in Miami, OK. Read: Communication Solutions, LLC Expanding In Oklahoma at

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What is Lean to Roof? How to Build Lean to Roof Structure


While someone builds a new house or repair or make modifications to an existing one, picking the right type of roof can be one challenging task – And this task cannot be taken too lightly. Lean to Roof is one of the first choice types of roof.

Autodesk Takes Tandem, Its Digital Twin Platform, Into Public Beta

ENR Construction

Autodesk announced Tandem, its digital twin coordination tool, at Autodesk University last year. That tool entered public beta this month, allowing anyone to start building out digital twins of their projects

What is Silica Fume and Applications of Silica Fume


Silica fume is a form of silicon dioxide in amorphous or non-crystalline form. Silica fume is produced as a by-product in carbothermic reactions of silicon and ferrosilicon alloys.

OnTraccr is Making Construction Technology Accessible to All

Construction Junkie

image courtesy of OnTraccr Technologies Inc. The following article is sponsored by OnTraccr.Technologies Inc. There’s no doubt that the construction industry has seen a large influx of new software hitting the market over the past few years.

Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Ten-tions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

Brook Restoration Optimizes Company-wide Operations With Digital Asset Management

Construction Business Owner

Brook Restoration Optimizes Company-wide Operations With Digital Asset Management. Learn how in this case study. Greg Ragsdale. Fri, 02/26/2021 - 14:11.

Donaldson Q2 Sales Up 2.6%

Construction Equipment

Donaldson year-over-year sales increased 2.6 percent in the second quarter to $679.1 million from $662.0 million in 2020. Net earnings were down 12.7 percent to $56.2 million, compared to the $64.4 million reported in the second quarter of 2020. The company cited “restructuring activities


Good-bye, Bob

Contractor Magazine

Bob Mader, former Editorial Director for CONTRACTOR Magazine, just recently, unexpectedly, passed away. Around the Web

Design unveiled for federal courthouse in Huntsville, Ala.


The U.S. General Services Administration recently unveiled the design for a new federal courthouse in Huntsville, Ala. The three-story Fentress Architects-designed courthouse will include five courtrooms and six judges’ chambers, as well as workspace for the U.S Marshals Services, the U.S.

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A Modern Off-Grid Owner-Built Tiny Home

Natural Building

This high-spec tiny house is designed to be totally off-the-grid and is packed full of brilliant design features. Built by owner Mark, this handcrafted home has been incredibly well designed and constructed using top quality materials.

Governors Ask Congress for Infra. Aid

Construction Equipment

Gretchen Whitmer, a Michigan Democrat who was elected on a campaign of fixing infrastructure, urged a Senate panel Wednesday to increase federal spending on the nation’s transportation infrastructure, arguing that economic growth and environmental sustainability can both be served by

Is the Pandemic Entirely to Blame for Record-Low Housing Inventory?

Pro Builder

Is the Pandemic Entirely to Blame for Record-Low Housing Inventory? cbroderick. Fri, 02/26/2021 - 09:26. Although it has appeared that the suburban shift resulted directly from the pandemic, data shows this shift has been ongoing for several years, only accelerated by the pandemic.

Epiroc Announces New Underground Mining Strategy

Construction Equipment

Epiroc has announced a new strategy to support the underground mining market in North America. The company has consolidated resources and application experience to approach the U.S. and Canadian segments as one North American market. This new structure will help meet increasing demand for

Summer Eyed for Reopening of Collapsed Highway 1

ENR Construction

Work could start next month on section near Big Sur


KWK Architects repurposes industrial site and warehouse into office space for Washington University School of Medicine


KWK Architects is currently leading a project to repurpose nearly eight acres of industrial space into new office space for the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM). The original site included two single-story structures and a warehouse building totaling 183,900 sf.

First 3D Printed Home Available to the Public Will Soon Come to Market

Pro Builder

First 3D Printed Home Available to the Public Will Soon Come to Market. cbroderick. Fri, 02/26/2021 - 09:24. New York builder Kirk Andersen says the demand for his soon-to-come 3D printed single-family home is off the charts.

How to Calculate Steel in RCC Slab


Introduction of How to Calculate Steel in Rcc Slab. The slab is one of the most important structural elements in the construction of buildings. Many of us are confused that how to calculate steel in RCC slab.

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New-Home Sales Outpace Existing Home Sales in January

Pro Builder

New-Home Sales Outpace Existing Home Sales in January. cbroderick. Fri, 02/26/2021 - 09:29. As existing home sales inched forward in January by 0.6%, new-home sales grew at a stronger rate of 4.3%, according to data from the Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Fluor Finishes 2020 With More But Narrower Losses

ENR Construction

Foreign currency and investigation costs are cited in Q4 losses


Build-to-Rent Poised for Success in 2021

Pro Builder

Build-to-Rent Poised for Success in 2021. cbroderick. Fri, 02/26/2021 - 09:33. The relatively new sector of build-to-rent housing is well-positioned for great success this year due to renter and homeowners’ changing needs amid the pandemic and the sector’s broad appeal.

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Fluor Finishes 2020 With Smaller Losses as Its Stock Price Improves

ENR Construction

Foreign currency and investigation costs are cited in Q4 losses


The Best and Worst States For Retirement

Pro Builder

The Best and Worst States For Retirement. cbroderick. Fri, 02/26/2021 - 09:38. Some of the largest considerations for retirees to evaluate when deciding where to retire include affordability, safety, and activities.